Back in the day, Cypress Creek was at the epicenter of the Texas high school volleyball landscape.
The Cougars won three titles in 1989, 1993 and 1997.
With the district proliferation, CFISD volleyball became a bit watered down with all the schools splitting up all the talent. Cy Creek is still in the conversation and has had three-straight postseason appearances.
The Cougars fell last season to eventual state champ Seven Lakes.
Coach Regan Smith has a squad this year with the likes of St. Louis commit Kayla Richardson and New Hampshire-commit Lindsey Kriendler, who were both first-teamers a year ago. Ashanti Butler and Gabby Espiricueta will play prominent roles this season.
"Chemistry will be key. We lost nine seniors, but we have a potentially-dynamic offense," Smith said.
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What was crazy is they played Klein ... another Houston-area squad!
So, which teams have made the Top 20?
1) Seven Lakes Spartans
2) Klein Bearkats
3) Pearland Dawson Eagles
4) George Ranch Longhorns
5) Katy Tompkins Falcons
6) Deer Park Deer
7) Bridgeland Bears
8) Katy Tigers
9) Grand Oaks Grizzlies
10) Ridge Point Panthers
11) Clear Creek Wildcats
12) The Woodlands Highlanders
13) Cinco Ranch Cougars
14) College Park Cavaliers
15) Cypress Ranch Mustangs
16) Kingwood Mustangs
17) Cypress Creek Cougars
18) Shadow Creek Sharks
19) Klein Cain Hurricanes
20) Dobie Longhorns